Timothy Tye
Church of St Anthony


Church of St Anthony, Kuala LumpurChurch of St Anthony, Kuala Lumpur (7 July, 2016)



Church of St Anthony (GPS: 3.1437, 101.70355) is a parish church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kuala Lumpur. The church is located on Jalan Robertson, a minor road off Jalan Pudu. It was built for the Tamil-speaking Catholics in the city, and today offers mass in Tamil, English and Bahasa Malaysia.

The history of the Church of St Anthony goes back to 1883. It was established by missionaries from the Paris Foreign Missions Society. Seeing that there was a need to cater to the Tamil-speaking Catholics, the missionaries began to seek a suitable location and source of funding to erect a church building. In the beginning, although some funds were received from various sources, the commmunity could not afford to build the church.

Eventually a site was acquired, and the foundation stone for the Church of St Anthony laid on 2 February, 1913. The opening and blessing of the church was carried out on 21 September of that year. Father Louis Duvelle was given the honour of blessing the church, even though by then he had transferred to Penang, in recognition of the role he played in getting the church built.

Missionaries from the Church of St Anthony was instrumental in the founding of the Church of St Jude in Rawang in 1955.

Address

Church of St Anthony
Jalan Robertson,
50150 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 3 2141 4172

Taking public transport to the Church of St Anthony

Take the LRT to the Plaza Rakyat LRT Station and walk from there. The nearest bus stop on Jalan Pudu is served by bus 8, 30, 62, 68, B112, BET8, U31, U31(W), U32, U36, U40, U40(W), U41, U44, U45, U46, U46(W), U47, U48, U49, U410, U411, U423 and U432.

Church of St Anthony is on the map of Jalan Robertson, Kuala Lumpur



Church of St Anthony, Kuala LumpurChurch of St Anthony, Kuala Lumpur (7 July, 2016)


Church of St Anthony, Kuala LumpurFront façade of the Church of St Anthony, Kuala Lumpur (7 July, 2016)


Church of St Anthony, Kuala LumpurChurch of St Anthony, Kuala Lumpur (7 July, 2016)


Church of St Anthony, Kuala LumpurChurch of St Anthony, Kuala Lumpur (7 July, 2016)

References

1. History of the Church of St Anthony.

List of Churches in Kuala Lumpur and Churches in Malaysia

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